1. General Information
2. Important Information
3. Examination Guidelines
4. Controller Ratings Competencies
4.1 Tower Trainee (S1)
4.2 Tower Controller (S2)
4.3 TMA Controller (S3)
4.4 Enroute Controller (C1)
4.5 Senior Controller (C3)
5. Fast Track Upgrade for REAL ATC and Airline Pilots
6. Transfer from other networks
6.1 Transfer from IVAO
6.2 Transfer from other networks than IVAO
This page gives you an overview of all rating and examination related topics.
The respective rating requirements are primary guided by VATSIM’s GlobalRating Policy (GRP). FastTrack and Transfers from other networks and examinations are regulated by VATEUD’s policy below.
Local vACCs are allowed to setup their own policies which have to fulfill the GRP and VATEUD’s requirements and which must not contradict to these ones.
In order to start the ATC training, trainees have to be registered with VATEUD and be signed up at a vACC. In order to see which vACC is responsible for the area in question, please check the counties page.
2. IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Upgrade requests can only be done by the local vACC ATC Training Department.
Before this department can issue a recommendation for the rating Student 2 (Tower Controller) or above, the trainee has to pass the theoretical ATSimTest and a practical examination.
For the Student rating (S1) the trainee does not have to pass a practical examination, since this rating is a direct entry level that has no associated competencies. Nevertheless passing the ATSimTest for this rating is needed for the upgrade.
The theoretical test on ATSimTest has to be passed before the practical examination can take place.
Since each vACC in VATEUD has its own and most time different examination guidelines, VATEUD introduces the following guidelines which shall lead to a better examination standardization within the division.
For the respective competencies for each rating see the Global Rating Policy, Appendix A.
The following rating description is an extract from the GRP, number 1.
This rating does not cover any particular competencies. A member can use this rating to control no higher than Tower (TWR) subject to local restrictions.
This rating includes all airport DEL, GND and TWR control services, except at a tower that provides procedural approach services […].
This rating includes APP and DEP control services associated with a particular airport/area.
This rating is for all Enroute CTR sectors; both radar and non-radar control services.
A Senior Controller (C3) rating may be awarded to a controller already certified to provide the six (6) standard VATSIM controller services described above AND who also provides other services NOT related to a control role covered by the ratings for: DEL, GND, TWR, APP, DEP or CTR. The rating of Senior Controller (C3) may be awarded by any VATSIM Division to give recognition of seniority, performance or any additional role beyond that of a normal Controller (C1) as determined by the local Region/Division.
All members holding a C1 rating are eligible to apply for a promotion to C3 rating based on the following criteria.
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The appertaining Controller Practical Test (CPT) will focus on the following:
The Controller Practical Test (CPT) must be conducted on a CTR. The Controller Practical Test (CPT) shall be conducted in VATSIM online environment.
If a local vACC Training Department is unable to arrange the CPT within a reasonable timeframe, the member can request VATEUD to step in and to conduct the CPT at a randomly chosen position which is known by the trainee. The divisional examiner’s evaluation will be final.
Available for Real Life Air Traffic Controllers and Commercial and Airline Pilots.
NEED TO CONTACT VATEUD TRAINING DIRECTOR (VATEUD4)
This program is applicable for real life Air Traffic Controllers and pilots holding Commercial Pilot or Airline Pilot License aiming at reducing the time required for theoretical examination in ATSimTest.
In this program applicants are obliged to take the relevant ATSimTest theory test and they only have to perform one practical examination.
(*) VATEUD Training Department may ask applicant to submit the copy of the License any time.
In order to encourage members from other networks and at the same time taking into consideration their virtual experience in the other network, VATEUD Training Department has implemented a standard transfer policy.
All transferring members are eligible to apply once for acceptance in the rating corresponding to their last rating held in IVAO for at least six months.
All transferring members will need to pass the relevant ATSimTest theory test for the target rating. The test can only be retaken twice after failing it.
The CPT for the targeted rating (and any rating level below if deemed necessary) will be conducted by the local vACC’s Training Department, as stipulated by Divisional Policy and the Global Rating Policy. The respective vACC must prove the candidate’s practical abilities for all rating levels up to and including the targeted rating, i.e. skills related to Controller Clients such as VRC or Euroscope. Practical Tests are to be conducted at the respective vACCs discretion.
For candidates with no official vACC, the VATEUD Training Department will assume responsibility for assessing the candidate’s proficiency.
In order to process a transfer application the followings are also required:
Refusal of transferring of the last hold rating in IVAO is at the discretion of VATEUD Training Department if the applicant...
For the time being there are no other transfer rules in force. Members transferring from other networks than IVAO are deemed to be new members and shall proceed as normal.